I get things in my email box all the time that are forwards. Sometimes they are cute or thoughtful. Most of the time I just skim them and move onto the next email. I got one today that made me pause to think. I think it adds some perspective to George Bush and his legacy. We often blame him for everything. If the economy is bad its his fault. If a hurricane hits the US, he must have created it or the very atleast allowed it to happen. If you wake up in the morning and stubb your toe on the corner of your bed post, then he must have put the post in your way. Now I don't agree with everything he has done but I can respect him atleast for the position that he holds. It seems many people have lost respect for public officials. Much of that respect has been lost due to scandals and the like but I think my generation needs to gain a respect for the positions. We need to have people who will seek public office with a sincere heart. We need people who will take the office with respect and dignity. Anyways Im going to post the email I got below. It should give you something to think about.
There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January. In the fair city
of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January. That's just one
American city, about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq
FDR (DEMOCRAT) led us into World War II. Germany never attacked us; Japan
did. From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost ... an average of 112,500 per
Truman (DEMOCRAT) finished that war and started one in Korea. North Korea
never attacked us. From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ... an average
of 18,334 per year.
John F. Kennedy (DEMOCRAT) started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam
never attacked us.
Johnson (DEMOCRAT) turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 58,000
lives were lost ... an average of 5,800 per year.
Clinton (DEMOCRAT) went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.
Bosnia never attacked us. He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a
platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on
multiple occasions. (Think about what else was going on during that time in
the Clinton Whitehouse!!)
In the years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two
countries from oppressive regimes., has al-Qaida out of Iraq, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a
terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.